Final two Academic Dean candidates to interview
Lewis-Clark State College will welcome the final two candidates for the Dean of Academic Programs position on Friday and Monday.
Scott Searcy, Dean of Assessment and Accreditation at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, will interview on Friday, and Sunil Kukreja, as Assistant Dean at the University of Puget Sound, will interview on Monday. both candidates will have the same one-day itinerary.
For complete details of their itineraries, visit the website www.lcsc.edu/deansearch
Each candidate will begin their day at 7 a.m. in a breakfast meeting the President's Direct Reporting Units and the Search Committee, and address the topic "the Role and Assessment of General Education at a Comprehensive Four-Year College." After a campus tour, the candidates will meet with division chairs at 10 a.m., and then with interim president Tony Fernandez at 11 a.m. After lunch with interim provost Rob Lohrmeyer, the candidates will hold an open session with faculty and staff at the TCC at 1 p.m. The candidates will then have campus presentations at 2:30 on the top of "Your concept of the role of Academic Programs at Lewis-Clark State College" which will include specific initiatives or goals of each candidate. The campus presentations also will be at the TCC.
Searcy earned his Bachelor of Science and Master's degrees in Mathematics from New Mexico Highlands and a Doctorate of Arts from Idaho State University in 1994. He became Dean of Assessment and Accreditation of Waldorf College in 2009 and also served as Faculty Chair at Waldorf in 2009-10. He was Associate Dean of Assessment and Accreditation at Waldorf in 2005-2009 and also served as Natural Science Division Chair and Chair of the Math Department. He has been at Waldorf since 2000. He also previous worked at Bay de Noc Community College, Idaho State, and New Mexico Highlands.
Kukreja earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science at St. Cloud State and a Masters in Sociology at Kansas State. In 1990, he earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at American University. At UPS, he has been Department Head of Comparative Sociology during 2001-03 and again in 2005-08. He started his career at Puget Sound in 1991 as an assistant professor and remains a professor at UPS. Prior to joining Puget Sound, he was a visiting instructor at Old Dominion University. He also had a graduate fellowship at American University.
Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to e-mail their thoughts on the candidates to email@example.com by March 4